An injury to Mikey Johnston has forced the young winger to return to Celtic ahead of the international competitions. Celtic released the Europa League Group Stage squad and included was Scott Sinclair.
Scott Sinclair has apparently fallen out of favor with Neil Lennon and Celtic seeing as Scott Sinclair has not taken the pitch since the Motherwell match where he saw eleven-minutes, and has not been selected to sub recently. The winger has always been a goal threat scoring the most out of the current squad since 2016 and scoring 60 goals in the last three years combined.
Some rumours have floated around that Sinclair has been held back due to interest from English Premier League clubs among others, and Lennon has been looking for an out for the veteran winger. Could Mikey Johnston’s injury pave the way for Celtic fans to see more of Scott Sinclair?
We here at the Celtic Bhoys believe that adding Scott Sinclair coupled with the Mikey Johnston injury lends well to seeing Scott Sinclair make his comeback with the squad. Given that clubs are not allowed to make changes to their squad submitted to UEFA for the Europa League Group Stage, using a precious roster spot on Sinclair indicates they believe he will once again contribute.
The extent of Mikey Johnston’s injury is unknown, but one has to think that the likes of Lewis Morgan will not continue to see starts over Scott Sinclair. While Lewis Morgan is young and promising, the Europa League Group Stage is not the time to flirt with added development for young players. Instead, Scott Sinclair should be given the opportunity he has earned with this club over the last few years and get the start in Mikey Johnston’s absence. If a start is not given to the veteran winger with Johnston out, then surely a bench spot must be allocated for the veteran.